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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar. Filled with picks of the city’s arts, culture and heritage events, both in-person and virtual. Plus reviews and festival guides.

Speaking Words Poetry Night

Thu. 25 April 2024

The Three Tuns, 39 Silver Street Head, S1 2DD

Now is your chance to speak words in front of a bunch of people at Sheffield's new open mic poetry and storytelling event, hosted by Aiden Pyne.

Write a Novel: Developing your Plot

Sat. 27 April 2024

The Writers Workshop, 14 Craft Workshops, Orchard Square, S1 2FB

Join The Writers Workshop for an intensive masterclass with authors Russ Thomas and Susan Elliot Wright, looking at some of the many different ways of telling a story.

Jackie Kay: May Day

Thu. 23 May 2024

The Leadmill

Join the much-loved poet for an evening of readings and reflections hosted by Désirée Reynolds. Jackie's poems span decades of political activism – from her Glasgow childhood, through 80s/90s feminist, LGBT+ and anti-racist movements, to the present.

Eliza Clark: Penance. A Conversation with Holly Williams

Thu. 23 May 2024

The Mowbray, 118 Mowbray Street, Neepsend, S3 8EN

Join the folks from Juno Books as they host Newcastle-born Eliza Clark for the launch of her second novel Penance. The novel invites us to question our voyeuristic love for true crime and explores the secret inner worlds of teenage girls.

Off the Shelf

Sheffield's festival of words, taking place each October. Look out for our guide to the writer talks, workshops and events in the 2024 programme in coming months.